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BRUNO, Ian Anthony
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ian in England on June 12 at age 32. Loving son of Anthony and Helen (nee Carrier) Bruno. Cherished brother of Vanessa O'Sullivan (Adam). Much loved uncle of Meghan and Liam O'Sullivan. Dear grandson of Therese Carrier (late Hermel) and John Bruno (late Velma). Beloved nephew of Denis and Lorraine Carrier, Joan Singh, Frances and Peter Badenoch, Catherine, John and Erika Bruno. Friend and cousin of Sean and Dominique Bruno, Ben Badenoch, Kim Farid and Michael Jeanneault. Ian graduated from the U. of W. with an Honours Bachelor of Science, Physics and High Technology Degree and went on to Western University to get his Bachelor of Education. In his studies, he worked in Breast Cancer Research and Marine Biophysics whereby he published several articles which were presented at the national and international level. He enjoyed being a part of an improv comedy team "the Dropouts" in which he was known for his plethora of accents. He was very involved in numerous Windsor theatre groups where he performed in several plays as well as worked behind the scenes. He played Yorkie in Windsor's Rum Runner's Tour. He was a prolific author, having written a play, "Survive Another Day," which was performed with much success by Theatre Windsor. He taught piano and guitar and at one time began learning the bagpipes. He earned his dark blue sash for Kung Fu at Wu Shen Temple. He finally achieved his dream of teaching full time at Tollbar Academy in Grimsby, England where he was admired and respected by his many students and co-workers. He developed a love of travelling, having ventured to Eastern and Western Canada, the USA, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Denmark, Scotland, Amsterdam and numerous British cities. Ian touched people wherever he went, many of whom became lifelong friends. He was known for his gentle smile, his wit and humour, his intelligence, his "joie de vivre," his artistic ability and his curiosity in so many facets of life. He had the heart of a lion and the soul of poet. Little did he know that he had so much to do in so little time and in many respects he exceeded us all. Ian, in our hearts you have left a deep and empty void. You will be loved, cherished and remembered always. Cremation service was held. Memorial visitation Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. with words of remembrance 7:30 p.m. at
1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor
On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of the Atonement Church (2940 Forest Glade Dr.) for a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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Published in Windsor Star from Jul. 11 to Jul. 12, 2013.
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16 entries
August 7, 2013
Tony and Helen
I just heard of your loss of Your loving son Ian
and bother of vanessa& Adam uncle to Megan and Liam
I'm in shock so so sorry to hear of this sadness my thoughts and love are sent to all the family .
Karen Moratelli
August 2, 2013
Dear Helen, Tony, Vanessa, Adam, Meegan and Liam,

John and I heard about your shocking and sudden loss of your Ian. Words can not express the sympathy that we feel for you as you cope through your grief. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise Taylor-Edwards
July 18, 2013
Helen, I just now heard about Ian. My heart is absolutely full of sadness for you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are so with you now.
Electa Bobaljik
July 17, 2013
To Ians family
I had the pleasure to work with Ian at mad science and he is someone who I'll never forget. He had wit, knowledge and a sense of humor that was beyond his years. He was so interesting to talk too and captivated people instantly.He was intriguing because he seemed quiet but then had a personality that always made everyone laugh. The children absolutely adored Ian and he put passion for learning into them. He would always talk about his niece and the love he has for her would show on his face. Im so sorry for such a great loss of a truly unique and inspiring person.
laura c
July 16, 2013
Dear Helen and Anthony and Vanessa;
I was so sorry to read about the passing of your dear son. May the Lord bless you and strengthen you t this difficult time.
Ethel and Elmer Grove
July 14, 2013
I knew Ian through my connection with Theatre Windsor and the Rum Runners Tour.He was a versatile young man and he was taken from us all, too soon.He was always friendly even though he barely knew me.
I know he will be missed terribly and with all the memories he has left us all with, we can continue to celebrate his contributions to our world.
Prayers for the healing of your hearts. God bless you all.
Barbz Townsend
July 12, 2013
Dear Helen, Anthony, Therese, Vanessa & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your wonderful Ian.
My husband & I offer you our sincerest condolences.
Deb (Charette) (7 E-W HDH) & Ron Moisenko
July 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with Ian's family.
Rest in peace.
Tim M
July 12, 2013
So sorry to hear this news. John has always spoken highly of him and was so very proud of his accomplishments. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
Sheila S.
July 11, 2013
Dear Helene,
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. We offer our sincere condolence and deepest sympathy on your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Bill and Linda Scaife (Lehoux)
July 11, 2013
The sadness I feel is for the family and friends of Ian a loss that only can be found in heaven were you will meet Ian in the hands of Jesus even though I personally didn't know Ian he had the Heart and Soul of his Mother Eric. And Fran. Koslowski
Fran Koslowski
July 11, 2013
I know the hearts of all of us go out to you who loved such a very special man. God bless. x x
July 11, 2013
Helen,Tony and Vanessa, our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John and Carol Muir
Carol Muir
July 11, 2013
Ian was my son's music teacher for a short time-he was wonderful to my son...very inspiring and encouraging. It is sad to see such a wonderful person gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Vilma Meloche
Vilma Meloche
July 11, 2013
Ian was my son's music teacher for a short time,but he was so inspiring to him and was always so encouraging. I am sad to see such a lovely person gone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family...Vilma Meloche
Vilma Meloche
July 11, 2013
We are so sad to read the passing of your beloved son although we never knew him , reading his story made us wish we did . God bless you, your family and this wonderful man
We are out of town so unable to be with you but you are in our thoughts and prayers
Tom and Mary Lou O'Brien
Mary Lou O'Brien
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